JAKARTA. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah said the anti-graft body was prepared to face the pretrial motion filed by former House of Representatives member and Hanura Party politician, Miryam S. Haryani, against her naming as a suspect in an alleged perjury case on April 5.
“We will face her pretrial motion. It will not stop the investigations the KPK is currently carrying out on her case,” Febri said as quoted by kompas.com at the KPK headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday. The investigation process included the summoning and questioning of witnesses and searches for evidence, he explained.
Miryam said via her lawyer, Aga Khan, that she would not fulfill the KPK’s summons as she was waiting for the court’s ruling on her pretrial hearing request.
KPK investigators have twice summoned Miryam for questioning over the e-ID graft case, however, she skipped both summons.
“We should remember that in her first summons, she conveyed to the KPK that she was sick and asked the commission to reschedule the questioning. We gave her a chance, but instead, she filed a pretrial motion against us,” said Febri.
Miryam’s lawyer said the KPK did not have the authority to name her client a suspect over alleged perjury, believing the former lawmaker’s case should be processed as a general criminal case, instead of a corruption case.
The KPK considered its move to name Miryam a suspect of alleged perjury valid under Law No.31/1999 and in reference to Law No.20/2001 on corruption eradication.
Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah Rafie